Brave New Worlds
Monday, May 17, 2010
I am in the 4th week and the enemy Borg have only appeared twice; once, disguised as a harmless package of fat free sugar free pudding. Our shields were down and the package ate us, aided by light whipping cream in a pressurized rocket. Second full attack by a Borg Sourdough loaf. It was a slaughter, and the ship crew was seriously out of commission with bloat and discomfort due to gas emissions. We will not be duped into taking that voyage again. Perhaps the lesson here was "No pain, no gain," i. e. we will not gain weight if we do not eat ourselves into a painful condition. We had a skirmish at the edge of Romulan Movie territory, attacked by Altoids in chocolate, but the day itself was not lost.
My average calorie intake for this period is about 1200 . Maneuvers plan is working; am exploring yoga planet twice a week, ballet world twice a week . So far the Walking World option is not being exercised, but instead a new heavenly body has appeared: Garden Universe. This surprising discovery has great potential for dumping of surplus fuel supply, plus the rewards of killing off evil alien Weed species and making habitat terraformed for Native California species appeals to my prime directive impulse. Most of my green thumb experiences have been aboard ship such as alfalfa sprouts, extending the life of cut roses with copper pennies, a serious love affair with orchids one year and an earlier infatuation with African violets. Currently only living thing on ship besides the ship's cat and me is a newly purchased creeping fig which I consider more or less a bouquet with a long life expectancy.
Nevertheless, am in training with free workshops to acquire piloting skills to start a real garden off ship. Gardening sessions count as "extra" exercise, not being tracked on goals.
Don't want to spoil the fun and spontaneous recreation aspect by making this a SHOULD or a MUST, because you know Captain, how deep your authority issues go.
Have plotted goals and weekly weight loss hopes in datebook, have actually gone public on Facebook and am being tracked on Sparks America for regular fitness classes. Very bold move for me to "share" where failure is a possible outcome. Let's see how this step into unknown territory goes. Perhaps boldness is due rather to greater confidence in success than in willingness to be vulnerable to ordinary Fitness Federation members.
And finally added "visual" reminders in strategic areas of the ship: food replicator area, storage holds, sleep cabin. Have written a rough draft of Vision Statement as well, but am now planning to add a section on "create a Native Species garden over 5 years." You have the con Number One. Make it so.